Judson ISD

College and Career Readiness 

 

 

What is College and Career Readiness?

What Is College and Career Readiness PPT
College and Career Readiness Slideshow (PDF)

Select a category below to view important related resources.

Partnerships

Partnerships PPT
Partnerships Slideshow (PDF)

Campus College and Career Initiatives

Aware & Ready for College & Career Success

ARCCS slideshow
ARCCS Slideshow (PDF)

College Counseling Services

 

  • College Readiness Counselors
    The College Readiness Counselors are housed on each high school campus and help to maintain a current and accessible resource center for college and scholarship information. 
    Judson High School – Cynthia Cortez – ccortez@judsonisd.org
    Wagner High School – Tiffany Patterson– tpatterson@judsonisd.org
  • They provide the following services for their students:
    • SAT/ACT Preparation & Assessment
      • Disseminate information regarding SAT/ACT assessments through email, announcements, posters, classroom visits, and individual counseling
      • Encourage students to use SAT prep websites
      • Encourage students to attend workshops
      • Encourage students to use My SAT and MyQuickstart through College Board
      • Give out SAT/ACT prep manuals
      • Assist students in registering for tests
      • Provide computer access for signing up and doing test prep
      • Provide SAT/ACT preparation seminars and camps
    • College Awareness
      • Schedule visits from college admission representatives
      • Promote college fairs at various venues
      • Make announcements regarding college admissions and opportunities
      • Help to organize and oversee district-wide college fair
      • Disseminate college information to students via classroom visits, assemblies, website, email distribution, announcements
      • Assist students in college application process (Apply Texas, Common Application, individual college websites)
      • Schedule visits to college campuses and regional centers
      • Organize and provide information sessions for students and parents
      • Promote campus-wide college awareness through a variety of activities as well as classroom and hallway posters
      • Highlight students’ college admission in school and on the website
      • Assist in interpretation of test results, admissions requirements, and admission process
      • Encourage students to participate in dual credit programs
      • Oversee enrollment of students in dual credit and college partnership programs
    • Scholarships and Financial Aid
      • Provide FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) workshops from December through February
      • Provide financial aid overview seminars
      • Assist in completion of FAFSA
      • Disseminate scholarship and financial aid information through the creation and distribution of scholarship bulletins throughout the year, announcements, email distribution, classroom visits, group sessions, and individual counseling
      • Provide resources for scholarship searches
      • Highlight students’ scholarship awards in school and on the website
      • Assist students with the NCAA and NAIA eligibility websites; provide information to athletes and their parents regarding eligibility requirements
  • Academic Counselors
    The academic counselors are housed at each campus and assist with the college and career readiness component by providing the following services to their students and parents:
    • Create four-year plans for individual students with future college/career goals and career pathways in mind
    • Encourage students to apply for college, take SAT/ACT, and take advantage of resources available
    • Provide information to students, parents, and teachers through information nights, classroom guidance, group meetings, and individual conferences
    • Assist with PSAT assessment and test interpretation
    • Assist with ASVAB administration
  • Middle School Counselors
    The middle school counselors assist with the college and career readiness component by providing the following services to their students and parents:
    • Create and Provide College & Career Centers  (Kirby MS and Metzger MS)
    • Display banners, posters and information for college, career and military options
    • Provide information to students, parents, and teachers through information nights, classroom guidance, group meetings, and individual conferences
    • Encourage students to pursue a postsecondary education
    • Make students aware of college and career opportunities
    • Assist with Readistep assessment and interpretation
    • Organize trips to local colleges
    • Participate with Young Achievers Program (Metzger)

Career Counseling Services

 

  • Career Counselors
    Judson High School – Diana Gonzalez – dgonzalez994@judsonisd.org
    Wagner High School – Carol Faragher - cfaragher@judsonisd.org
    The career counselors are housed in the College & Career Center at each high school campus and provide assistance in the area of career and technology preparation to all students.  They provide the following services for their students:
    • Career and Technology Education
      • Promote the CATE programs through classroom, group, and individual guidance. 
      • Encourage and monitor students through their career pathways.
    • Career Awareness
      • Work with all secondary campuses to provide access to career inventories for all students in grades 6 – 12
      • Assist counselors and students in determining career pathways and appropriate courses for each student
      • Promote and recruit students for the Alamo Academy Programs which provide college credit and training in various career fields
      • Oversee Career Pathway programs and mentor students in those programs
      • Schedule visits from career training programs and armed services
      • Schedule and oversee administration of the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
      • Help to organize and oversee district-wide career fair
      • Disseminate information about careers through announcements and postings

Placement Assessments

  • SAT - College entrance examination administered through the College Board program. This test has three sections:  math, reading, and writing.  The SAT is accepted nationwide by most colleges and universities.
  • ACT - College entrance examination administered through the American College Testing program. This test has five sections;  math, reading, English, science, and writing.  The ACT is also accepted nationwide by most colleges and universities.
  • THEA - The THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment) is an assessment that is used by many Texas colleges to determine college readiness in reading, math, and writing.  This test is being phased out and will be replaced by another assessment for students entering college in August of 2014.
  • ACCUPLACER - The Accuplacer is an assessment that is used nationwide to determine college readiness in reading, math, and writing.

Career/Technology Education (CTE)

Vision

The Judson Independent School District's Career & Technical Education program will recognize the unique needs of a diverse student population, prepare students for college and career success, and provide students with a quality education that prepares them to be competitive within the 21st Century global community.

Misson

Our mission will be accomplished through the implementation of industry standards, certification programs, on-the-job training, partnerships with industry, and collaboration with institutions of higher learning and continuing education.

CTE PPT
Career/Technology Ed Slideshow (PDF)

Achieve Texas

Achieve TexasJudson ISD is pleased to participate in the statewide high school reform initiative called AchieveTexas. This college and career initiative allows students to achieve success by preparing them for secondary and postsecondary opportunities, career preparation and advancement, meaningful work, and active citizenship. The AchieveTexas initiative centers on establishing career clusters in all of our schools as a strategy for improving high school completion rates and college and workforce readiness. It is based on the belief that the curricula of the 21st Century should combine rigorous academics with relevant career education that incorporates the College & Career Readiness Standards, personalized learning environments, academic and social support, relevant teaching and learning designed to promote postsecondary success, and effective educators and leaders. Career clusters are a way of reorganizing learning around programs of study that will prepare students for an ever more competitive global economy. AchieveTexas offers guidance to help students plan their educational experience based on their career goals and allows students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful transition into skilled employment, advanced training, an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, or technical certification. AchieveTexas provides an organizing tool for redesigning schools, small learning communities, academies, and magnet schools. Career programs of study, or career pathways, represent a recommended sequence of courses based on a student’s personal interests and career goals. The idea is to connect what students learn in school every day to what they aspire to do tomorrow, thus increasing engagement with school and motivation to achieve.

http://www.achievetexas.org/

Dual Credit Technical

Dual Credit courses provide an opportunity for students to obtain college credit while pursuing their high school diploma. The traditional high school course work is expanded into the college course curriculum. Eligibility must be met before the first day of class through an application process. Available for selected courses only—information on the approved courses is available in each respective high school Career Center. Must meet college processing deadline to be considered.

Locally Articulated Programs (formerly Tech Prep Programs)

Students can earn college credit while in high school through the Locally Articulated Programs. Locally Articulated Programs are agreements between high schools and community and technical colleges so those students earn college credit while in high school. A Locally Articulated Program is a rigorous academic and technical educational program which prepares high school students for both college and the workforce. A Locally Articulated Program is a coordinated sequence of academic and technical courses beginning in the ninth grade. Information on each of the course sequences required for the Locally Articulated Programs is available in each respective high school Career Center and campus website.

Curriculum

The following powerpoint covers the JISD curriculum, STAAR state assessment and the new graduation requirements. To see how our district is preparing your child for college and career readiness, please view the following powerpoint:

Curriculum PowerPoint PDF
Curriculum Slideshow (PDF)

Advanced Academics

Gifted and Talented

In 1987, the Texas Legislature mandated that all school districts must identify and serve G/T students at all grade levels.  Texas Education Agency (TEA) maintains a Gifted and Talented  website with information for parents (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6420) JISD gifted students in grades K-12 are provided educational experiences through the Judson ISD G/T Program. Students are provided opportunities to participate in activities that utilize thinking processes and promote the development of higher level thinking skills, including advanced research and independent study skills.  JISD students are served K-12 through pull out sessions, TAG classes and Cluster classes as well as differentiation by the content teacher.

Elementary

Identified K-2 students are initially part of the talent pool, Explorers.  During this time the TAG coach works with the students to enhance their critical and creative thinking skills.  At the end of the second grade, the student may be placed as an Innovator (TAG) or a Challenger.  Innovators are in a TAG pull out session every other week and in cluster classes in which the teacher emphasizes differentiated instruction for those students. Challengers are students selected for a rigorous academic path leading to Advanced Placement classes at the high school. 

Middle School

Middle School students are serviced through TAG math and TAG science or in PreAP ELA and Social Studies with differentiation strategies by the teacher.  Eighth grade students enrolled in TAG take Biology I and Algebra for high school credit.

High School

High School students are enrolled in PreAP, AP or IB with differentiated instruction for the G/T student.  High School G/T students are encouraged to pursue the Distinguished Achievement Diploma.

AP  vs.  IB  vs. Dual Credit  Information for Secondary Choices

Advanced Placement (JHS and Wagner)

  • College class on high school campus
  • Experience and expectations of a college situation
  • Earn college credit if test score is sufficient to meet requirement of particular college
  • Content driven with depth of subject
  • Participation is an expectation for admission to many colleges
  • Taking an AP Exam and earning college credit can allow students to by-pass intro-level coursework or make it easier to double major or study abroad.
  • Content and expectations dictated by College Board

International Baccalaureate (Judson HS Magnet)

  • Global in outlook and perspective
  • Global standards and participation
  • A complete degree program including all content provisions
  • Based on thinking skills and problem solving
  • Writing is a major component in all areas
  • Stresses being a well rounded, actively engaged student
  • The IB Diploma is major asset in University admission
  • 24 semester hours credit at Texas state colleges and universities given for the IB Diploma

Comparison of AP and IB: How Does International Baccalaureate Differ from Advanced Placement?

 

                           Differences /Similarities

AP

IB

Global in Concepts and Concerns

 

X

Predominately Divergent Thinking

 

X

Creativity, Activity and Service Component

 

X

Prepares Students for College

X

X

Stand-Alone Course

X

 

Stand-Alone Exams

X

 

Courses Taken as a Block

 

X

Comprehensive and Interconnected Curriculum

 

X

Accreditation Process

 

X

Teacher Training

X

X

Single Examination

X

 

Assessment in Multiple Formats

 

X

Theory of Knowledge Component

 

X

 

 

Dual Credit

  • Simultaneous enrollment in community college
  • Stepping stones from high school to college
  • Community college credit if pass course
  • Slower pace
  • Less expensive than college courses
  • Enter work force earlier

Advanced Placement: PreAP/ AP

Students in 6-12 grades may enroll in advanced coursework though PreAP or AP.  Advanced Placement are the college approved courses regulated by College Board. http://www.collegeboard.org/   PreAP are the honors courses that students take to prepare for the more advanced coursework, Advanced Placement.

High School students can enroll in PreAP courses or AP (http://apcentral.collegeboard.com) courses committed to academic excellence by open enrollment.  Each AP course concludes with a standardized exam written and scored by college professors and AP teachers, giving the student a chance to show how well they have mastered college-level course work. Taking AP Exams is an opportunity to see how students stack up against other college-bound AP students around the world.   Students engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

A successful score on an AP Exam is a widely recognized sign of college-level achievement. In fact, more than 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. By entering college with AP credits, in addition to saving money, students have the time to move into upper-level courses, pursue a double major or study abroad.

Check the campus course catalogue to see which of the following AP courses are currently being offered in JISD.

 

Art History

Biology

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Chemistry

Macroeconomics

Computer Science A

English Language and Composition

English Literature and Composition

Environmental Science

European History

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Government and Politics: Comparative

Government and Politics: United States

Human Geography

Studio Art: 3-D Design

Psychology

Studio Art: Drawing

United States History

Microeconomics

Music Theory

Physics B

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Physics C: Mechanics

World History

Spanish Language

Spanish Literature and Culture

Statistics

Studio Art: 2-D Design

 

 

International Baccalaureate: PreIB and IB

The International Baccalaureate Organization (http://www.ibo.org) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.  These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, or IB Program, provides students the opportunity to earn a second diploma in addition to their high school diploma.  The IB Program, offered at Judson High School, helps to fulfill the district’s vision of creating a learning environment in which students live and learn in our global society and supports the district’s mission of enabling students to become socially, economically and educationally productive and competitive global citizens.  The IB Program is a two-year curriculum completed by juniors and seniors at Judson High School that leads to the IB Diploma – a unique qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.

The IB Diploma Program is a comprehensive and challenging pre-university course that demands the best from both motivated teachers and students.  The two-year curriculum covers a wide range of academic subjects based on internationally recognized standards.  Assessment is varied and takes place over two years, with final examinations in each subject.  Students’ work is assessed by their teachers at Judson High School and an international board of examiners.  Each diploma candidate must also complete three core requirements for the IB Diploma – Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay, and Creativity, Action and Service.   Students who display good levels of performance across six subjects and achieve a minimum of 24 points (out of a possible 45) are awarded the IB Diploma. 

The IB Diploma Program is the most demanding academic program offered in JISD, and universities recognize the outstanding qualities of IB Diploma Program students. Although Judson High School is the Judson ISD magnet school for IB, all of the middle school students may choose to enroll.   Public universities in the state of Texas are required by law to grant 24 hours of college credit to students who earn the IB Diploma with minimum scores of 4 in each subject.  Most universities and colleges throughout the state, country and world also grant credit or provide advanced standing to students who successfully complete the requirements for the diploma.

DUAL CREDIT

 Dual credit is a process through which a student may earn high school credit for successfully completing a college course that provides advanced academic instruction beyond, or in greater depth than, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a corresponding high school course. The “dual credit” earned is college credit and high school credit for one course.  Judson ISD has an agreement with St. Philips College to offer dual credit.  Presently dual credit is offered in English, French, and Algebra.

There are numerous advantages to earning college credit in high school.  Earning college credits while in high school increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school and enroll in and persist in college. College credits earned in high school provide a way to satisfy Advanced Measures requirements for the Distinguished Achievement Program.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ALIGNMENT

In grades 6-8, College Board’s SPRINGBOARD, http://springboardprogram.collegeboard.org/

developed as a Pre-AP® program based on the College Board Standards for College Success™. Curriculum is used in math and ELA.  Written by teachers for teachers, SpringBoard is a research-based program designed to prepare students for AP® and college success through integrated instructional materials, formative assessments and sustained professional development.   The College Board has back mapped, from AP courses and college-level work, the skills and knowledge students need to be successful in preparing for college. SpringBoard provides a vertical alignment of these skills starting in grade 6, scaffolding them through grade 8 to ensure that ALL students are prepared for the rigorous courses required of today’s students. SpringBoard was developed using the Understanding by Design model, employing proven strategies to enable students to “think deeply” and take personal responsibility for their learning.

TAG pull out classes have their own accelerated curriculum based on the TEKS and College Readiness Standards.

CAMPS

Every summer JISD offers preparation camps for TAG, PSAT and SAT.

For many summers JISD has offered a Pre-Algebra TAG camp for incoming 6th graders who are gifted math students.  This information is made available to all TAG rising 5th grade  students who are interested and especially those who have demonstrated outstanding math abilities.

Judson ISD hosts PSAT and SAT camps during the summer to help improve the PSAT and SAT scores for students at Judson High School, Wagner High School, and JECA and help give students an opportunity to raise their scores to National Merit standards.  The camps are designed to help students increase PSAT/SAT skills and test-taking strategies, as well as help them to perform well under time constraints.  We track, tutor, and provide support throughout their high school development, helping these students to increase their test performance and feel confident in their abilitiesStudents are chosen because of his/her high performance on the PSAT test given this year or his/her high academic standing.  The camps are 4 or 5 days and are free of charge.

Superintendent Scholars

Students scoring in the top ten percent of the PSSS or PSAT, were chosen because of his/her high performance on the College Board national tests given this year or his/her high academic standing.

Two session of PSAT prep camp were held for the rising eighth grade students Superintendent Scholars. The first PSAT Superintendent’s Scholars Camp was held June 18-22, 2012 and the second was held June 25-29, 2012, at Wagner High School.

The SAT PREP CAMP for rising seniors was be held at Metzger Middle School on July 30 thru August 3, 2012. The PSAT PREP CAMP for rising juniors was held at Metzger Middle School on July 30 thru August 3, 2012. Additional one day sessions for preparation for the PSAT and the SAT are held during the school year.

Judson Early College Academy (JECA)

The Judson Early College Academy (JECA) is the result of a partnership between JISD and Northeast Lakeview College. Located on the NLC Campus, JECA is a small campus designed to enable all students to earn an Associate's Degree and at the same time earn a distinguished high school diploma. The program is a four year program and two summer sessions are required between sophomore and junior years.

JECA

JECA Slideshow (PDF)

Visit the JECA Campus Website

Scholarships

Description

The Judson Independent School District strives to provide opportunities for our students that will help them prepare for and obtain financial assistance for their post-secondary goals.  Financial aid and scholarship information is disseminated in a variety of ways at our secondary campuses.  Students and their parents are encouraged to take advantage of all the resources provided to them.  Counselors are available to assist them through the process.

Graphs

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Links

The following links can be helpful in searching for and locating financial aid and scholarship opportunities:

Texas College and Career
This website is presented by the state of Texas for all students from 6th grade through 12th grade. It provides college and career information as well as interest inventories, college searches, scholarship searches, and much more.
» Big Future
This website from College Board has easy to use links to decide on colleges, find out about scholarships, and learn more about careers.
» Fastweb Scholarship Search
Fastweb is a scholarship search program that is recommended by many of the major universities

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

This website provides the required application for federal student financial assistance.  The FAFSA is required by most colleges and universities for students who wish to receive any type of assistance.

National Collegiate Athletic Association

Students who wish to participate and/or receive scholarships for athletics should create an account with the NCAA Elibility Clearinghouse

Description: pdfSteps to Federal Student Aid (pdf file - 72 KB)

Description: pdfFederal Student Aid Summary Chart (pdf file - 129 KB)

Description: docxTexas Financial Aid Programs (docx file - 13 KB)

Description: pdfFinancial aid for students with military connections (pdf file - 1.54 MB)

Campus Websites

Judson College Website

Wagner High School College and Career Website

Scores & Statistics

stats and scores slideshow
Stats and Scores Slideshow (PDF)

AP Scores

 

 

ACT Scores

ACT Scores
ACT Scores

SAT Scores

SAT Scores
SAT Scores

State & National Links

COLLEGE RESOURCES

  • APPLY TEXAS – www.applytexas.org
    Provides a common college application for most Texas public and private colleges and universities
  • BIG FUTURE – www.collegeboard.org/bigfuture
    Delivers easy to use links to decide on colleges, find out about scholarships, and learn more about careers.
  • BRIDGES PRODUCTS – www.bridges.com
    Includes Choices Planner (explore careers and educational options), Choices Explorer (connect careers to programs/schools), and online test prep for elementary, middle school, and high school.  Requires password from JISD school
  • CAFÉ COLLEGE – www.cafecollege.org
    Links to the City of San Antonio and San Antonio Education Partnership’s college center
  • CAMPUS TOURS – www.CampusTours.com
    Displays virtual tours to hundreds of colleges and universities
  • COLLEGE FOR ALL TEXANS - www.collegeforalltexans.com
    Provides a comprehensive website for all things pertinent to college admissions, financial aid, etc.
  • COLLEGE NET  - www.collegenet.com
    Identifies schools based on criteria such as location, size, degree programs, etc.; provides links to individual college websites
  • COLLEGE VIEW – www.collegeview.com
    Gives career, college, and financial aid information, as well as virtual college tours
  • COLLEGE WEEK LIVE – www.collegeweeklive.com
    Provides college information, virtual college tours, and live chats
  • COMMON APPLICATION – www.commonapp.org
    Accesses the common college application for 255 selective, independent colleges and universities
  • HACU – www.hacu.net
    Represents more than 300 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education
  • HBCU – www.hbcuconnect.com
    Represents historically Black colleges and universities
  • IPEDS – www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds
    Encompasses all institutions and educational organizations whose primary purpose is to provide postsecondary education.
  • KAPLAN – www.kaplan.com
    Promotes test prep and provides college comparison information
  • NCAA – www.ncaa.org
  • Links to the National Collegiate Athletic Association website and its eligibility clearing house
  • PETERSON’S – www.petersons.com
    Showcases information about postsecondary institutions, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration
  • PRINCETON REVIEW – www.review.com
    Provides information on colleges and universities, careers, and test preparation
  • SCHOOLS IN THE USA – www.SchoolsintheUSA.com
    Allows students to research schools, review admission requirements, and request application materials; provides direct links to university websites
  • TEXAS COLLEGE AND CAREER – www.texascollegeandcareer.org
    Provides college and career information as well as interest inventories, college searches, scholarship searches, and much more.  This website is presented by the state of Texas for all students from 6th grade through 12th grade.
  • XAP CORPORATION – www.xap.com
    Guides students through all stages of preparing for college

CAREER RESOURCES

  • ACHIEVE TEXAS - www.achievetexas.org
    Provides information for the education initiative National Career Clusters Framework, which is based upon sixteen clusters and is the foundation for restructuring how schools arrange their instructional programs
  • AMERICA’S CAREER INFO NET – www.acinet.org
    Finds wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and the most extensive career resource library online
  • ASVAB - www.asvabprogram.com
    Gives access to career exploration for military & civilian employment
  • BIG FUTURE – www.collegeboard.org/bigfuture
    Provides easy to use links to decide on colleges, find out about scholarships, and learn more about careers.
  • BRIDGES PRODUCTS – www.bridges.com
    Includes Choices Planner (explore careers and educational options), Choices Explorer (connect careers to programs/schools), and online test prep for elementary, middle school, and high school.  Requires password from JISD school
  • BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS - www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm
  • COLLEGE VIEW – www.collegeview.com
    Gives career, college, and financial aid information, as well as virtual college tours
  • PETERSON’S – www.petersons.com
    Showcases information about postsecondary institutions, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration
  • TEXAS COLLEGE AND CAREER – www.texascollegeandcareer.org
    Provides college and career information as well as interest inventories, college searches, scholarship searches, and much more.  This website is presented by the state of Texas for all students from 6th grade through 12th grade.
  • TEXAS REALITY CHECK - www.texasrealitycheck.com
    Assists students in selecting the right career for their spending needs; presented by the Texas Workforce Commission& the Texas Education Agency
  • THE CAREER KEY – www.careerkey.org
    Helps students find the right career path and learn about jobs that fit their personality type; based on John Holland’s theory of vocational choices
  • WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…? – http://uncw.edu/career/WhatCanIDoWithaMajorIn.html
    Offers a career-guidance site by the University of North Carolina

TEST PREPARATION

  • BRIDGES PRODUCTS – www.bridges.com
    Includes Choices Planner (explore careers and educational options), Choices Explorer (connect careers to programs/schools), and online test prep for elementary, middle school, and high school.  Requires password from JISD school
  • KAPLAN – www.kaplan.com
    Promotes test prep and provides college comparison information
  • MYQUICKSTART – www.collegeboard.org/quickstart
    Offers test preparation and review of previous individual scores on PSSS and PSAT
  • NUMBER 2.COM – www.number2.com
    Provides a free resource for test preparation
  • PETERSON’S – www.petersons.com
    Showcases information about postsecondary institutions, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration
  • PRINCETON REVIEW – www.review.com
    Provides information on colleges and universities, careers, and test preparation
  • SAN ANTONIO PUBLIC LIBRARY – www.sapl.com
    Offers a free test prep resource provided by the San Antonio Public Library; must have a library card for access
  • TEXAS COLLEGE AND CAREER – www.texascollegeandcareer.org
    This website is presented by the state of Texas for all students from 6th grade through 12th grade. It provides college and career information as well as interest inventories, college searches, scholarship searches, and much more.
  • TEST PREP – www.powerprep.com
    Helps students prepare for the ACT or SAT
  • ACT – www.actstudent.org
    Provides test preparation for the ACT
  • COLLEGE BOARD ONLINE – www.sat.collegeboard.org
    Provides test preparation for SAT and AP exams

ASSESSMENTS

  • ACT – www.act.org
    Provides information on all tests and products produced by ACT, as well as great college info.
  • COLLEGE BOARD ONLINE – www.collegeboard.org
    Provides information on all tests and products produced by College Board, as well as great college info
  • TEA TEXAS ASSESSMENTS – www.TexasAssessments.com/students
    Gives students and parents access to state assessment scores

FINANCIAL AID

  • BIG FUTURE – www.collegeboard.org/bigfuture
    Provides easy to use links to decide on colleges, find out about scholarships, and learn more about careers.
  • COLLEGE FOR ALL TEXANS - www.collegeforalltexans.com
    Provides a comprehensive website for all things pertinent to college admissions, financial aid, etc.
  • FAFSA – www.fafsa.ed.gov
    Makes available the Free Application for Federal Student Aid; this is THE site to apply for financial aid online.
  • FAST AID – www.fastaid.com
    Provides information on scholarships and financial aid
  • FAST WEB – www.fastweb.com
    Offers a free scholarship and college search engine
  • FED MONEY – www.fedmoney.org
    Is a comprehensive, FREE, full-text, online resource on all federal government student financial aid programs
  • FINAID – www.finaid.org
    Maintains a comprehensive site for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • SALLIEMAE COLLEGE ANSWER – www.collegeanswer.com
    Shares information on preparing for and paying for college
  • SCHOLARSHIP 101 – www.scholarships101.com
    Maintains a database of more than 600,000 awards, as well as information on federal and state programs
  • SCHOLARSHIPS.COM – www.scholarships.com
    Offers a scholarship search program
  • STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH – www.studentscholarshipsearch.com
    Offers a scholarship search program
  • TEXAS COLLEGE AND CAREER – www.texascollegeandcareer.org
    Provides college and career information as well as interest inventories, college searches, scholarship searches, and much more.  This website is presented by the state of Texas for all students from 6th grade through 12th grade.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Homework Center – www.infoplease.com/homework
    Includes homework help, student advice, writing tips, resources, and historical facts
  • JEWISH STUDENT LIFE – www.hillel.org
    Lists extensive resources for Jewish students
  • THE HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE PAGE – www.geocities.com/ivonebl
    Assists teachers and students in all subject areas; the college link provides instant access to great sites
  • U.S. NEWS EDUCATION – www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/eduhome.htm
    Is a resource for the college application process, covering school selection, financial aid, test prep, admissions, applications, campus visits, and tuition
  • YAHOO! – http://education.yahoo.com/
    Includes college search, test prep, college survival, and college news

 

 

 

 

 

 

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